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|Date:||12/12/2013 3:47:17 PM
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|BROKEN WINGS, BROKEN PROMISES
Hello every birdie
It has been a long while since i wrote to you but I have not forgotten you.
Recently my Momma Deb has been introduced to a pair of Blue and Gold Macaws. These two 40-60 years old wild caught beauties were part of a large group of birds taken from their previous home. Momma does not have their whole story yet but has decided to adopt them and bring them home to Ontario, Canada.
The whole situation is filled with legal requirements from both the Canadian Government and the USA's. Red-tape that seems to go for miles is blocking the road to their finally, forever home. It all involves the CITES, and their role in protecting the wild parrots on the endangered list.
Adopting a parrot or any species of bird often is as involved as the adoption of human children. There are so many homeless birds sitting, waiting to meet their forever parront(s) it is a shame that so many feel the need to have a new baby. Sure, there is lots to bringing a newly weaned baby bird home and raising it yourself but there are so many benefits to adopting us older ones too.
Often bird rescues receive unwanted birds that are being rehomed due to family/life changes, too much work or they have developed "BAD" habits like screaming, chewing, biting etc. These problems often come from owner who did not research before purchase, and seller whose main goal is cash not the welfare of there charges.
Over the next few weeks I will be exploring the many requirements to import a bird from a rescue in another country, and the hows and whys of adopting an older bird
with the hope that it will inspire some new owners to adopt rather then buy their next flockily memeber.
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